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In the metric system, the unit of length is the meter, which is one ten-millionth of the distance from the Equator to the North Pole.
Bradbury's Eaton's Practical Arithmetic: Combining Oral and Written Exercises - Σελίδα 91
των William Frothingham Bradbury - 1879 - 374 σελίδες
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## Davies' University Arithmetic: Embracing the Answers, and a Full Analysis ...

Charles Davies - 1861 - 336 σελίδες
...base, in this system, for all denominations of weights and measures, is the one-ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole, measured on the earth's surface. It is called a METER, and is equal to 39.37 inches, very nearly. The change from the...

## The Ladies' Repository, Τόμος 24

1864
...Blake. Reserves: A. Moore, C. Munger. LENGTH, WEIGHT, AND MEASURE — The French standard of length is the meter, which is one tenmillionth of the distance from the equator to the pole; it is equal to 39.37079 inches, or very nearly 3.281 English feet. One mile contains 5,280 feet, or...

## Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

...The metre is a measure of length. It is intended to be, and is very nearly, one ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole, measured' on the earth's surface. It is 39.37 inches, very nearly. Five metres are a little less than a rod. Q. it....

## House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th ..., Τόμος 14

1866
...The metre is a measure of length. It is intended to be, and is very nearly, one ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole, measured on the earth's surface. It is 39.37 inches, very nearly. Five metres are a Hide less than a rod. The arc is...

## The Metric System Explained and Adapted to the Systems of Instruction in the ...

Charles Davies - 1867 - 20 σελίδες
...base, in this system, for all denominations "of weights and measures, is the oue-ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole, measured on the earth's surface. It is called a METER, and is equal to 39.37 inches, very nearly. The change from the...

## University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and General Rules ...

Charles Davies - 1867 - 466 σελίδες
...base, in this system, for all denominations of weights and measures, is the one-ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole, measured on the earth's surface. It is called a METER, and is equal to 39.37 inches, very nearly. The change from the...

## The Metric System, Considered with Reference to Its Introduction Into the ...

Charles Davies - 1871 - 327 σελίδες
...base, in this system, for all denominations of weights and measures, is the one-ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole, measured on the earth's surface. It is called a METBE, and is equal to 39.37 inches, very nearly. The change from the...

## Arithmetical Examples

Daniel W. Fish - 1871 - 282 σελίδες
...principal unit of the system is called a MIJTKE, equal to 39.37 inches, and is the one-ten-milh'onth part of the distance from the equator to the pole measured on the earth's surface. 41. From the metre three other units are made, and these four constitute the primary...

## The Complete Arithmetic: Combining Oral and Written Exercises in a Natural ...

Albert Newton Raub - 1877 - 333 σελίδες
...weights and measures, having the meter for the base or unit. 380. The Meter is one ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole, measured on the earth's surface at the level of the sea, and is equal to 39.37079 in. 381. The names of the denominations...

## Graded Problems in Arithmetic and Mensuration

Samuel Mecutchen - 1880 - 232 σελίδες
...Mt. Everest, the latter being 8840 m. above the sea-level. 41. The meter is the ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the pole, measured on the surface of the ocean ; find the earth's circumference in miles. 42. How many steres does a room contain...